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Successful Remedial Wall Tie installation.

How to succeed when installing remedial wall ties. There are many reasons why it may be necessary to carry out remedial wall tie installation. The most common reason is wall tie corrosion, where the original wall ties were inadequately protected against rusting. Poor galvanising and the use of bitumen paints was dealt with in the […]

The Viscous fingering red herring

  Viscous fingering and its misinterpretation Introduction. Chemical DPC’s have been used and misused for decades. There are very many reasons for this. However, now it’s come to building professionals raising the question; do chemical DPC’s work and is there such a thing as rising damp? This post doesn’t answer these questions; to ask them […]

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